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Family Icon Family: Lamiaceae
Area Icon Area: Albania
Period Icon Period of Harvest: June - August
Categories: Herb Essential Oils

Thymus capitatus

Conehead thyme

Thymus capitatus is a compact, woody perennial native to Mediterranean and Turkey, more commonly known as cone head thyme. The plant has rising stems and narrow, fleshy, oil-gland-dotted green leaves that reach a length of 12 mm.

The pink, 10 mm long flowers are held in cone-shaped clusters at the ends of their stems in mid to late summer; they are protected by overlapping, 6 mm long, red-tinged bracts, edged in tiny hairs.